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Electric customer choice switch rates and aggregation activity

June 29, 2018

Ohio Administrative Code  4901:1-25-02 requires electric distribution utilities (EDU), competitive retail electric service (CRES) providers, electric cooperatives, and governmental aggregators to report monthly market monitoring information to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on a quarterly basis. The purpose of the market monitoring reporting requirement is to assist the PUCO in determining whether effective competition exists for retail electric service in Ohio. Disclaimer: no individual metric is determinative of the lack of effective competition or implies that action needs to be taken.  Rather, the collective results of the metrics can be used for monitoring purposes to evaluate the effectiveness of competition at a particular time.

Below is a new switch rate dashboard, which will eventually replace the PDF switch rate reports. The dashboard and PDF reports show the number of customers and sales that have shifted from the EDU’s Standard Service Offer (SSO) to a competitive (CRES) product. The SSO represents the default electric generation service a customer will receive from their local electric utility if they do not choose a CRES product. The percentage of customers that have chosen a CRES product is known as the “switch rate.”

Interactive Switch Rate Dashboards

Electric switch rates by customers

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Switch Rate PDF Reports

Electric switch rates by customers
Electric switch rates by sales
Electric aggregation activity

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